Building A Character

Actor Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai takes us through her journey in theatre and in life, speaking frankly about racism, accents, character, trauma, and time travel.

Building A Character takes as its starting point the second work in Stanislavski’s seminal series of treatises on acting. How is character created? How much is a character on stage influenced by personality formed offstage? Is drawing on autobiography the most effective way of creating theatre? The play aims to answer none of these questions.

W!LD RICE, Singapore Theatre Festival
July 5-8, 2018
LaSalle Creative Cube, Singapore

directed by Mei Ann Teo
performed by & co-created with Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai
dramaturgy by Alfian Sa’at

set & costume design by Yoki Lai
assistant costume designer/dresser: Beverly Liang
lighting design by Petrina Dawn Tan
sound design by One White Raven
multimedia design by Yusri ‘Shaggy’ Sapari
assistant multimedia designer/operator: Jazlyn Song
hair designer: Ashley Lim
make-up designer: The Make Up Room

Selected Press

The Straits Times, Akshita Nanda: "Building A Character shines spotlight on race issues". July 9, 2018.

The Straits Times, Akshita Nanda: "Frank and funny look at racial issues." July 10, 2018. paywalled ︎

The Business Times, Lifestyle, Helmi Yusof: "Power Plays". July 20, 2018. paywalled ︎